Chapter 13: Environmental Protection
Multiple Choice Questions
THE ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT
Which of the following is a form of air pollution?
Acid rain. B) Smog. C) The greenhouse effect. D) All of the above.
Answer: D Type: Basic Understanding Page: 276
According to the text, which of the following is a form of air pollution?
Smog. B) Thermal pollution. C) Organic pollution. D) Solid-waste pollution.
Answer: A Type: Basic Understanding Page: 276
According to the text, which of the following is a form of water pollution?
Slaughter waste. B) Thermal pollution. C) Smog. D) Solid-waste pollution.
Answer: B Type: Basic Understanding Page: 278
From an economic standpoint, the pursuit of a pollution-free environment is:
The morally correct strategy and costs should not be a consideration.
Probably not in society's best interest, in view of the very high opportunity costs.
The economically correct strategy.
The economically correct strategy as long as benefits accrue to society.
Answer: B Type: Complex Understanding Page: 279
The economic costs of pollution control are:
The dollars spent on pollution-control equipment, administrative costs, compliance training, etc.
The quantity of resources used to control pollution.
The improved resource productivity provided by pollution control.
The most highly valued alternative goods and services that could be produced if the resources were not used to reduce pollution.
Answer: D Type: Complex Understanding Page: 279
Which of the following is a measure of the value of a tree killed by pollution?
The market value of the products that could have been produced using the wood from the tree if it had grown for 10 more years.
The value an environmental group places on the tree for its...
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